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Homo sapiens chanadlas
Base Information
Classification Omnivore/hunter-gatherer
Status Minor Human Race
Locomotion Walker
Terrain Desert
Body Form
Confluence Humanoid
Bio-Identenoid Human
Size 1.7 meters
Weight 75 kg
Languages Anglic
Social Structure Democracy
Technological Epoch TL:10-12
Psionic potential Standard
Origin World
Homeworld location Chanad (Lishun 0935)
StarportA Excellent: Starship Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size8 Large (12,800 km, 0.80g - 1.08g)
Atmosphere6 Standard
Hydrographics3 Wet World 30%
Population7 Moderate (60 million)
Government4 Representative Democracy
Law6 Moderate Law (no firearms except shotguns)
Tech LevelC Average Stellar (robots)
Primary Star M3 V
Atmosphere Standard
Off-world presence No
Zoetic individuals Yes
Reference Humaniti 86-92.
Canon Yes
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The Irhadre of Chanad (Lishun 0935) are a Minor Human Race with a human appearance and technologically sophisticated sophonts.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Irhadre appearance is distinctive. Most look portly, but the extra body fat is not overly great. Their skin is somewhat parched and taut, normal for a desert race. Their additional body fat does not hang loose over their frames, but is evenly distributed and makes them appear larger, but not obese. Dark hair and dark eyes are both the norms. A chance mutation has led to one in about 1000 Irhadre having blond hair.

Diet: Chanadre's native biochemistry differed little from Terra's, so there was no need for food preparation as on Vland.

Society and Culture[edit]

The one aspect of Irhadre culture which most people know about is the ritual slavery in which half of the adult population is kept.

The means by which this is achieved is the ritual aspect of slavery. In ancient times, the very harshness of Chanadre dictated that certain people be charged with certain tasks essential to their society. For instance, they needed people to gather the plants from which they get much of their water. Also, automatic obedience to orders was needed. Ritual slavery was introduced to solve this situation.

Upon reaching adulthood (sixteen years of age), various tests and tasks are administered and certain quasireligious rituals. Based on the interpretation of the results, one may be assigned to life as a slave or as a freeman. Slaves are assigned to the homes of freemen and to the Irhadre government. Much of today's planetary bureaucracy is run by slaves.

Slaves are not eligible to vote or hold public office, although civil service jobs are held exclusively by slaves. They may not own property or ever use weapons. Their movements are restricted, and need authorization to leave certain areas.

Slaves are well-treated. Provided that the do their jobs well, they will be rewarded. One reward is the right to marry (another slave) as well as to educate one's children. Both freemen's and slave's children attend the same schools, to ensure the fairness of the adulthood ritual. However, poorly working slaves may not win the right to educate their children, and so condemn them to slavery.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.


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World Listing: 1105[edit]

Significant communities of this race are known to exist within the following systems and worlds:

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